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Re: SVGALIB on Thinkpad

On Mon, 13 May 2002, Katie Lucas wrote:

>On Mon, May 13, 2002 at 04:55:32PM -0500, Steve Baker wrote:
>> Katie Lucas wrote:
>> > 
>> > I've got an IBM Thinkpad, and there's an odd effect in 320x200x8bit
>> > mode - the last pixel line is replicated in a "streak" down the screen
>> > from the edge of the painted area until the end of the screen, across
>> > the "border". Does anyone know anything about this oddity?
>> Dunno - but SVGALIB is getting kind outdated - you should probably try
>> to avoid using it.
>Yes, but it works. Unlike SDL at the moment which still doesn't want
>to install...

I think that many/most people nowadays avoid SVGALIB games. I've seen it
lock my machine solid, so I'll never even consider trying such a game. A
SDL game on the other hand does not need to run fullscreen or do too many
dirty tricks. Of course this list is full of anti-SDL people too, so
you'll probably hear a lot against SDL too. :)

Bottom line: I'd investigate other alternatives to SDL. If the
alternatives don't compile/install try to solve those problems instead, 
and let SVGALIB rest in peace.

      Real children don't go hoppity-skip unless they are on drugs.
                          -- Susan Sto Helit, in Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)